Valuation Expo is in the books for 2013. We were happy to have had exceedingly strong attendance this year. Our Collateral Risk Network meeting on Tuesday was the largest ever. We received a lot of positive reviews about the networking on the tradeshow floor and our continuing education format. We also had a 7 hr. national USPAP class presented by our platinum sponsor, ACI.
With have lots of changes with Valuation Expo this year. We just couldn’t wait so we moved up the date! At the very core is our mission statement: Learn, Network, and Prosper!
We are pleased to announce the Valuation Visionary award winner for 2013 is Greg Stephens of Metro-West Appraisal Co., LLC.
Valuation Expo is coming back to Las Vegas!
This year it will be held in the Summer! June 18th-20th in the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Join us this year at the biggest Appraisal Conference and trade show in the industry.Valuation Expo is a great place to network with appraisal industry leaders, earn valuable continuing education credits, and have fun while doing it.
I have been fixated on the future for most of my career. At some point the quotation "The best way to predict the future is to invent it" became a core belief of mine. It's funny how many people I come across have a similar perspective.
People with ideas will drive the future of our industry. There are many with ideas. But frankly, ideas are easy. What is more of a challenge is bringing an idea to fruition. Mainstreaming innovation is even harder.
Valuation Expo 2012 has come and gone. It's hard to believe that a year's worth of planning spills out in just a few days time and then it's over. We want to thank our great speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who made it all possible. And, of course, our attendees, without whom there would be no point. From the initial response, sounds like they had as much fun as we did.
We had three action packed days of meetings and expo time. Here's a recap for those of you who missed it.
This year at Valuation Expo we are doing something a little different. We have added an area in the exhibit hall called Lenders LIVE! We reached out to the lending community to see who was involved in direct engagement of appraisers and nabbed a few national lenders to participate. We have a pretty good showing for this first ever offering - Capital One, Flagstar, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.
Mark Linné, of Bradford Technologies, has been selected as the 2012 Valuation Visionary!
Update I am pleased to report that we are currently on track to have one of our largest events in years. On one hand, given the state of the economy that is an amazing feat. On the other hand with the big shift in the valuation space how could a serious valuation professional opt to stay home? We are going to be in a packed house so register now.